Sunday, November 28, 2010

Weekly Update!

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving break! Only a few more weeks until Christmas... :)

Notes for seniors:
  • Work on those French/Spanish individual oral presentations!
  • Remember to come up with a TOK Essay topic and start formulating your argument--see below post for helpful resources from Mr. Butcher.
  • Remember your TOK Journals...those will most likely be due before Christmas break.
This week's agenda -

Monday -
  • IB English IV (Mrs. Peteranecz) - Review questions for Act I, Scene iii are due.
Tuesday -
  • IB Chemistry (Mrs. Atkins) - The Carbohydrates worksheet and the "Introduction to Carbohydrates" lab is due. Remember to answer the questions on the back of the lab sheet. For the milk lab, have the pre-lab questions answered.
  • IB English IV (Mrs. Peteranecz) - Have the review questions for Act I, Scenes i-iii, along with the sheet that has both the soliloquy and Hamlet graphic organizer on it. Remember to have three quotes for the Hamlet organizer.
Friday -
  • IB Biology IV (Mrs. Bidwell) - There is a test on Option D. Assessment statements are due, as always.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Resources from Mr. Butcher

Direct from the IBO:

Prescribed Titles for the TOK Essay--The essay topic selections
A Review of Knowledge Issues--The nature of knowledge issues
TOK Assessment Criteria--See pgs. 52-56 for essay criteria

From Richard van de Lagemaat, author of Theory of Knowledge for the IB Diploma

How to Write a Good TOK Essay--A 15-page essay, filled with great advice

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Weekly Update!

School is only on Monday and Tuesday this week!

This week's agenda -

Monday -
  • IB English IV (Mrs. Peteranecz) - The final draft of the summative assessment essay on Heart of Darkness is due.
  • IB Spanish IV (Señor Alemañy) - There is a test on the second packet (covers imperfect, imperfect vs. preterite, progressive, informal commands, prepositions).
  • IB Biology IV (Mrs. Bidwell) - The pigment lab is due.
Tuesday -
  • IB Spanish IV (Señor Alemañy) - Be prepared to tell Señor what your oral presentation topic is.
  • IB History of the Americas (Mr. Jones) - The Mexican history terms are due. Remember to use footnotes to cite your information.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Weekly Update!

This week's agenda -

Monday -
  • IB Chemistry (Mrs. Atkins) - Test corrections are due.
Tuesday -
  • IB English IV (Mrs. Peteranecz) - There is a test on Heart of Darkness, mostly multiple-choice, covering topics such as those tested on the book quizzes.
Wednesday -
  • IB Chemistry (Mrs. Atkins) - The reactions worksheet given out last Friday and on Monday are due.
  • Theory of Knowledge (Mr. Butcher) - There is a quiz on the 20 logical fallacies covered in class. For a list and description of the 20 fallacies, visit "Top 20 Logical Fallacies."
Thursday -
  • IB Chemistry (Mrs. Atkins) - The organic chemistry test is today: study alkenes, halogenoalkanes, isomers, and alcohols. Review the worksheets and PowerPoints as well as the previous test.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Theory of Knowledge, Top 20 Logical Fallacies

Visit for the 20 logical fallacies that may potentially be covered on Wednesday's quiz.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Weekly Update!

Veteran's Day Holiday on Thursday!

This week's agenda -

Monday -
  • IB English (IV) - There is a quiz on Book II. Have Book III read.
  • IB Chemistry (Mrs. Atkins) - The remaining Organic Assessment Statements are due: 10.4 Alcohols, 10.5 Halogenoalkanes, 20.2 Nucleophilic Substitution Reactions, 10.6/20.5 Reaction Pathways, and 20.6 Stereoisomerism. If you have lost your assessment statements: Topic 10 and Topic 20.
Tuesday -
  • IB Math (Further/HL) - The AP Statistics Test starts today.
  • IB Chemistry (Mrs. Atkins) - Chapter 7 Homework is due: #7.22-7.25, 7.27
  • IB English IV (Mrs. Peteranecz) - The Symbolic Timeline is due.
Wednesday -
  • IB Spanish IV (Señor Alemañy) - Oral Presentations start today.
Friday -
  • IB Chemistry (Mrs. Atkins) - The Organic Models lab is due. Include an introduction--no conclusion/evaluation is required. Answer the questions on the sheet. ALSO: Turn in the IB Questions Worksheet--the half-sheet of paper with 5 questions.
  • IB English IV (Mrs. Peteranecz) - The text cards and discussion questions for Book III are due.
  • IB Biology III (Mrs. Bidwell) - There is a test.
  • IB Biology IV (Mrs. Bidwell) - There is a test on F4, F5, and F6.
  • IB History of the Americas (Mr. Jones) - US Presidents of the 20th Century assignment: For each president from McKinley to Clinton, list the years served, their major accomplishments, any major accomplishments/setbacks/controversies/failures (POLICY-related, explain these briefly), and include any policies they had in specific regard to Latin America (not all will have this component). Remember to include a bibliography.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

AP Biology, Photosynthesis Lab Info

For those that missed AP Biology in Ms. Bidwell's class this morning (10th graders taking the PLAN Test), here is the lab info that she gave out on the upcoming photosynthesis lab.
AP Biology, Photosynthesis Lab

Monday, November 1, 2010

Weekly Update!

Seniors--An EE draft must be submitted to by Wednesday!

This week's agenda -

Tuesday -
  • IB Spanish IV (Señor Alemañy) - The 250 word essay on drugs is due.
  • IB Chemistry (Mrs. Atkins) - From Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry, complete 1.18-1.20.
Friday -
  • IB English IV (Mrs. Peteranecz) - The 5 text cards and discussion questions for Book II are due.